Aircraft Accident Report

Uncontained Engine Failure
Delta Air Lines Flight 1288
McDonnell Douglas MD-88, N927DA
Pensacola, Florida
July 6, 1996

NTSB Number AAR-98/01
NTIS Number PB98-910401

Abstract: This report explains the accident involving Delta Air Lines flight 1288, an MD-88, which experienced an uncontained engine failure during the initial part of its takeoff roll at Pensacola Regional Airport in Pensacola, Florida, on July 6, 1996. Safety issues in the report include the limitations of the blue etch anodize process, manufacturing defects, standards for the fluorescent penetrant inspection process, the performance of nondestructive testing, the use of alarm systems for emergency situations, and instructions regarding emergency exits. Safety recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Federal Aviation Administration.